Civil Works Research and Development|
The Civil Works Research and Development program aligns with USACE business areas of Navigation, Flood and Coastal Risk Management and Environmental, supporting USACE ability to perform its Civil Works missions. Based on problems and requirements identified within the Civil Works program, R&D is conducted to develop the technology and tools required to support all mission areas. The R&D process starts with statements of need (SoNs) prepared by Corps field offices. For additional information on the CW Research and Development Program or to submit a research Statement of Need, follow links below.
ERDC - Engineer Research and Development Center homepage
The seven laboratories that make up ERDC conduct research and development in support of the Soldier, military installations, and the Corps of Engineers' civil works mission, as well as for other federal agencies, state and municipal authorities, and with U.S. industries through innovative work agreements.
- Summary of Available ERDC Capabilities - This summary document provides an overview of 51 ERDC capabilities available to help USACE stakeholders complete quality projects on time and within budget.
Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL)
The Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) was established to develop and infuse innovative technologies to provide excellent facilities and realistic training lands for the Department of Defense, the U.S. Army and many other customers while also supporting ERDC's research and development mission in geospatial research and engineering, military engineering, and civil works.
- Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory homepage
The Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory works to deliver solutions to our Nation's most challenging coastal and hydraulics problems through research, development, and application of cutting-edge science, engineering, and technology.
- Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) homepage
The Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) was established to solve interdisciplinary, strategically important problems for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army, Department of Defense, and the Nation by advancing and applying science and engineering to complex environments, materials, and processes in all seasons and climates, with unique core competencies related to the Earth's cold regions.
- Environmental Laboratory homepage
The Environmental Laboratory conducts research in ecosystem science and technology, environmental resiliency, environmental sensing, ecological modeling and forecasting, risk and decision science, environmentally sustainable material, systems biology, climate change, and environmental security.
- Geospatial Research Laboratory
The Geospatial Research Laboratory provides accurate and relevant geospatial information, capabilities, and research to the Warfighter. The research and development technology solutions offer geospatially enabling data, information and decision framework capabilities that ensure detailed situational awareness of the battlefield.
- Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory homepage
Through a unique combination of laboratory experimentation, materials characterization, full-scale field testing, and high-performance computational analysis, the Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory develops and delivers innovative solutions in: Force Projection/Maneuver Support, Force Protection/Weapons Effects, Civil Works/Infrastructure, and Operational Support/Technology Transfer.
- Information Technology Laboratory homepage
The Information Technology Laboratory conducts research and development in informatics and computational science and engineering with particular emphasis on high-performance computing, computer-aided and interdisciplinary engineering, computer science, and instrumentation systems.
Hydrologic Engineering Center (HEC) homepage
The Hydrologic Engineering Center exists to support the USACE Civil Works water resources and water management responsibilities by increasing USACE technical capability in hydrologic engineering and water resources planning and management.
Institute for Water Resources (IWR) homepage
The USACE Institute for Water Resources was established to provide forward-looking analysis, cutting-edge methodologies, and innovative tools to aid USACE's Civil Works program. IWR strives to improve the performance of the USACE water resources program through analysis of emerging water resources trends and issues; development, distribution, and training in the use of state-of-the-art methods and models in the areas of planning, operations, and civil engineering; and national data management of results-oriented program and project information across Civil Works business lines.